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in the country. when president obama was here a few short months ago, he talked about the ways it has the potential to be an after our strengths are linked to one another. i think that's the best way to memorialize all that he meant to us. >> we know december 15th is when will be the final good-bye, if that's appropriate to say, we'll see each other again, but the final good-bye here. i can't imagine there won't be a television set or radio on where people will gather and watch this moment that will be unmatched as far as the diversity and the range of people who sincerely say that this man changed their life, set the compass of their direction in life. >> that's so true, tamron. during the anti-apartheid moment, we used to chant all the time, the whole world is watching, here again he has made certain that the world world is watching, everyone is pausing and reflecting on what this man meant to us all. we count ourselves blessed to have lived in the shadow of his grace all of these years and it's just going to be one of those moments spoken of for years. where people ask where you we
it if you try. it sounds a little corny but that is what the american dream is all about. president obama told the country in his state of the union is -- this year that it is our generation's task to unite the -- to create a rising thriving middle class. i could not agree more. the country has been through a lot and i'm grateful that we have a president who in every decision he has faced on the foughtbattles, long battles, and even that she has focused on expanding opportunity for all americans and i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids i need that fair shot to ensure that they reach their potential. he knows we're all better off when they do. and for that i am very grateful as well. great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10
and parts of louisville and other major cities. >> maybe the country while you're at it. we have had five years of spread the wealth. you didn't build that. share share economics. where has obama failed detroit? >> here's the problem. the president says let me tax houston, send it to washington, then i'll pass it out to some otr part of the country. by doing so, he picks the winners and losers. picks which businesses he thinks will succeed and then he gives them money. but too often this becomes sort of a kroeny capitalism where the government takes money from somebody who is succeeding in business and gives it to somebody who they think might succeed in business. he did this with solindra. he gave it to one of the richest men in the company to build solar panels but nobody wanted to buy solar panels. anybody that's been a consumer who --or been a business that's been rewarded by the consumer, they're the ones who get the money. >> sounds a lot like -- i don't know -- capitalism. senator, president obama promised to not let detroit go bankrupt. he may have been talking about the auto indu
reissued his own call for a better country. in a speech on wednesday, president obama decried growing income inequality and lack of economic mobility calling it the defining issue of our time. he promised that it would be the core fight of his next three years in office. >> the idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on sert heartbreaking enough. but the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. >> the numbers show that the reality, what president obama called the fundamental threat to the american dream, has been growing increasingly dire for decades. the richest americans have steadily take an bigger share of the country's income. the wealthiest 10% make more than half of all income in the united states. and it hasn't always been this way. just take a look at this chart. for decades what you are seeing there in the '50s through the '
restaurants around the country. it came on the heels of president obama's new push to put economic inequality in the center of our politics. and this week, surprisingly good news on the economy. and congress. abc news jeff zeleny reports. >> reporter: the feeling of economic unease. >> we're on public assistance. we don't want to be. >> reporter: growing across the country. >> keep your burgers keep your fries. >> all: make our wages supersize. >> reporter: president obama capitalizing on the sentiment. and changing the subject from health care. >> we know that people's frustrations run deeper than the most recent political battles. >> reporter: saying income inequality is one of the nation's greatest threats. >> it's rooted in the nagging sense that no matter how hard they work, the deck is stacked against them. >> reporter: as the economy rebounds -- >> last month, 203,000 new jobs were created. >> reporter: -- fears still run deep. more than 6 in 10 workers fear for losing their jobs. an have been left out of the rekoifrry. ricky grimes is a trash collector in rural virginia. >> i'm still
know, it sounds a little corn any. that is what the american dream is about. president obama told the country in his state of the union this year it is our generation's task to reignite the true engine in america's economic growth. a rising, thriving middle class. i cannot agree more. the country has been through a lot. but i'm grateful that we have a president who, in every decision he's faced, on the budget battle, long fought battles, economic growth policies, and even health care he has been focused on expanding opportunity for all americans. and i think it's in part because he's thinking of the kids who need that fair shot to ensure they reach their potential. he knows we're all better off when they do. and for that, i'm very grateful as well. ladies and gentlemen, it is my great, great privilege to introduce to you, the president of the united states. ♪ [cheering and applause] ♪ [cheering and applause] >> thank you! thank you! thank you, everybody. thank you so much. thank you! thank you, everybody. please, please, have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera f
the american dream is about. president obama told the country in his state of the union this year, it is our generation's trueto ignite the engine of america's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class. i cannot agree more. been through a lot. i'm grateful we have a president battles,the budget economic growth policies, and even health care -- he has been focused on expanding opportunities for all americans. i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids that need that fair shot to ensure they reach their potential, because he knows we are all better off when they do. for that, i am very grateful as well. ladies and gentle men, it is my great, great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. chief" playing] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10 years, the center for ameri
presidents are guided by their faith and not by their fears. >> yet president obama has struggled since he made history. he still aspires to achieve political consensus on some of the country's most pressing challenges. mandela also faced obstacles. while obama only met the south african leader once, president obama clearly understands the meaning of mandela. i was in college when mandela was freed from prison. in 1990 i traveled to oakland to see him during his visit to the u.s. on a victory tour, of sorts. he thank ed the tens of thousans gathered in the oakland sun for his support and toppling the right racist regime. his pure joy talking to the crowd is what i will always remember. i welcome this moment to pay tribute to nelson mandela as a figure who can inspire human beings to be better people. he exuded patience, principal as well as grace as a person. even after so much had been taken from him, he kept his heart open and changed the world. up next here, more on mandela and his relationship with the u.s. with our political roundtable after this short break. jackie: there are plenty
he stood for and what he wanted out of this is own country and the world. >> here with us tonight on the passing of nelson mandela. president obama will deliver a statement on the passing of the former south african president coming up here in about 4 1/2 minutes as soon as the president comes out. we will bring you his remarks live. president obama to speak from the white house in just a few moments. let's bring in nbc's andrea mitchell. such a full life led by nelson mandela. if you could speak about the escalating international pressure to release him back in 1990, what was that like? this must have been a real global effort. >> it was indeed. it began before that. during the reagan years, initially president reagan is very much against apartheid and he was led to the position finally of opposing apartheid by george schultz. a rising star and a strong presence on foreign policy than a senator from indiana. there was a global push for this from faith leaders and from anti-segregationists here in this country. we heard just now the secretary general of the united nations that no
for american progress doing the introduction for president obama who will talk about income inequality in this country and draw a correlation to how getting the aca up and running can help draw and close that gap. joining me right now is white house -- nbc white house correspondent peter alexander to talk more about what we expect to hear from the president. peter, the rollout from the white house has been that we expect the president and those that have been tasked with talking about the aca to highlight things each day this month. so how much is this speech really going to be focused on wa obama care. >> well, each day leading up to that december 23rd deadline will focus on the affordable care act. there's a youth event where the president will speak more specifically to health care but this white house will make it clear that health care security is tied into economic security. this is in ways going to preview the state of the union, one of the central themes for the president, which is the desire to create access for all in terms of opportunity to provide his vision for economic se
:10. celebrating the life of nelson mandela. president obama reacts to the death of the leader. >> and arctic air is keeping temperatures in the country low. coming up, the snow and ice wreaking havoc on the roads. >> freezing temperatures again today but clouds moving in closer maybe some rain and snow too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we just got an update from pg&e. a third power outage now in beech leaves more than 4,000 customers in the dark in benicia. we'll have the latest on the streets impacted plus the rest of your morning drive all coming up. ,,,,,,,, [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? history in his hands and be the arc of the moral univer towards justice. may god bls his memory and keep him in peace." president obama will attend state funeral for nelson maa in >>> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the
president obama called for a higher minimum wage, fast food workers are on strike or holding protests across the country today. one of the strikes happened at the smithsonian's air and space museum. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with details of that. hi, steve. >> reporter: hi, barbara, good evening. coast-to-coast, they were not strikes or walk outs, but rallies and protests. but they did go coast-to-coast. fast food workers and their supporters demanded higher pay in washington, d.c. and in brooklyn. at dunkin' donuts in pittsburgh, at denver this morning. >> trying to make a livable wage. >> reporter: at mcdonald's in chicago. >> this christmas i haven't put up a christmas tree because i don't have money for it yet. >> reporter: a hike to move minimum wage from $7.25 an hour. >> i think you would see less workers in each of the restaurants. prices would have to go up and less jobs would be created. >> at the mcdonald's at the air and space museum, they make $8.25. this worker said she works at a mcdonald's nearby and supports two kids. everybody wants to be paid more. are you w
of the bbc, i spent a lot of time covering civil wars in africa. i do think, as president obama said, that mandela's personal force of character did make a very significant difference in preventing that country going to civil war. i think one of the things that people forget now about it, which was just so extraordinary at the time was the immense pressure the man was under. i mean he had pressure from the international community to get this right. he also had pressure from his own party because there were many in the a.n.c. who were real hot heads who just wanted an armed struggle, who didn't want to negotiate with the whites. he had pressure from other parties. you remember the zulu leader. he was achieving at the bit. then there were the whites emselves, which were split down the middle between the moderates of declercq and ralph mayer, and the extremists of the a.w.b. he was juggling all these factions, and the fact that he managed to navigate his way through to an incredible outcome of an election, a very peaceful election, and then the transition to black majority rule without
? >> this is the first time since 1974 that majority of americans see this country as not powerful, as powerful as a decade ago. they are less respected and think that their country is not important on the global stage and the reason why is the foreign policy. putting obama care aside which is awful, a lot has to do with foreign policy. we saw what happened in syria the president made a huge mistake. putin provided a lifeline and our deal with iran. we came to the country as a strong country and we walked away as a weak one. he promised a immigration and great economy and affordable health care, we don't have that. >> there are polls that show majority of americans do favor the president's position on immigration, but they give him a low approval rating on the issue. is obama care is a blemish on every other issue that he is trying to do things on? >> it is probably at the root of the ratings problem. to say otherwise would not be truthful. but immigration is an interesting number. i hate to say this but it is true. americans by and large. you go out to the average every day american, immigrati
. it's not the same as the women around the rest of the country. >> i don't know that if what michelle's motives were, michelle coddle, that is, but i think it's pretty clear that michelle obama's motives are to let her husband be president and to use this very critical time in her children's life to focus on children and children's issues. and i'm sorry, what is wrong with focusing on children's issues? i think we need to focus more on those. >> i am just shocked at jim's allegation that journalists would do something to try to generate clicks. >> you can't recovered from that yet? >> no. >> the take-away is we're here talking about so on some level it worked and stirred a debate, even though not the debate the author intended. thanks for stopping by. don't forget, send us a tweet about the show. @howardkurtz. we'll read the best ones later. >>> up next, kirsten powers in her first interview about becoming an evangelical christian. >>> there's a familiar phrase on fox news. kirsten powers talks about how she found jesus. i sat down with her earlier in studio one. welcome. >> good to b
is shattering the economy all across the country, in all 50 states. >> of course there are death panels in there. the important thing to remember is that's just one aspect of this atrocious, unaffordable, cumbersome, burdensome, evil policy of obama's. and that is obama care. >> obama care is really, i think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. and it is in a way, it is slavery in a way. >> howard, is this the evil empire speech reapplied to obama care? i mean, i've never heard the word evil used to many times. i love the way sarah palin is unbelievably delicious at this. she talks about and those death panels are in there. i love the way she says the death panels are in there somewhere. like they're creeping around inside. >> i mean, sam very rightly and logically said these people should stop because the president said, repeated today, and reminded them that he's going to be in office. he can veto anything. so they ought to calm down. but the fact is when you watch a few of those clips and when you talk to people in the movement and when you cover some of these grou
. the country's president just announced to the world how the former leader passed away. it was peacefully at his home. mandela of course inspired generations of politicians and activists. president obama will be making a statement on his passing shortly. when that happens we'll take it live. very sad. more "money" after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to the bst. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the merces-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [anta ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ le announcer ] lease e 2014 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. melissa: are you ready to "deck the halls" again? today we've got some coolest things for your holiday gift list. i'm telling you that you will want these things for yourself. i know i already do. here to talk us through it tech buffalo's todd hazelton. >> thanks for having me. melissa: this is amazing! i want it! tell me how to work it. >> brookstone virtual keyboard. using laser an optics inside to protect a keyboa
to defend their own country. >>> former presidents george w. bush and clinton will join president obama at a memorial for nelson mandela next week as south africa mourns its former president, hundreds of people of all ages and colors are leaving candles, flowers, stuffed animals, balloons at the home of the civil rights icon. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95 years old. mandela's legacy is definitely a complicated one. while in prison he was labeled a terrorist by the reagan administration. mandela even had to get a special waiver to visit the u.s. in the 1990s. he wasn't removed from that terrorist list until 2008. cnn editorial producer nadia bill check with us. this is a part of history that very few people know as well as they know the history of his days in prison and then what happened afterwards. why was he labeled a terrorist? >> let's go back to 1961. nelson mandela together with his comrade, a military wing. why do they start a military wing? peaceful measures are no longer working against the oppressive apartheid regime. one of the reasons, one of the catalysts was some
on kpix5 president obama and the first lady are on their way to south africa to honor civil rights legend nelson mandela. this is a live look outside his home. we'll tell you how a country and the bay area is paying tribute to the civil rights legend. >>> we've got black ice in orinda. i'm kit do with a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you to keep me doing this for another sixty years. at kaiser permanente, we want you to choose the doctor that's right for you. find your perfect match at kp.org and thrive. (wfts.ecl) >>> just up, and bundled threers down. people are slivering, there's a freeze warning in effect through the day! storms came out of nowhere. it just hit us, honestly. >> all of a sudden it just bam, hit us and i'm sliding. >> commuters are up against the elements. snow and ice wreaking havoc all across t
at the map of the country and look at the numbers now sort of in terms of you have the obama care sites, states doing it themselves, then you have the healthcare.gov states. take a look. they want to hit 7 million in total by the end of march. those are the numbers sort of over the last several weeks here. cloe closer to 200,000. people sign up for these things late. it's psychology, you wait until the last minute to do things. the numbers could go up, especially in march. also, 200,000 is not even close to the 7 million they hope to have. also this anxiety of people who have had their policies cancelled and who are now trying to get to the site to find out what the new premium will be. what the new plan will be, who had trouble getting on. it's a concern for them in particular. >> i have to ask you about this opinion piece you wrote released this morning. it raises a provocative question. there has been an understandable focus on the website healthcare.gov the problems it's been having. you kind of raised this question. does health insurance make us healthier? maybe we are looking at t
as a positive step. but president obama was not taking a victory lap just yet when he made candid remarks at a forum yesterday. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me, what is the likelihood we're able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> joining me now is democratic senator benn cardin. >> pleasure to be with you. >> let's talk about the president. he's putting the chances of success at about 50/50. where do you put it? >> well, it's difficult to have a lot of confidence in what iran is doing. we know that they are still proceeding with a nuclear weapons program. we now have this interim agreement. we have to make sure that it is carried out to the letter and that there's negotiations to an agreement that would eliminate iran's capacity to enrich uranium to a nuclear fuel capacity for a weapon. and that's the challenge. as the president pointed out, we're going to have to be very cautious
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